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Heart Wisdom and Practical Luck 

click to enlarge AMANDA PAINTER
  • Amanda Painter

Dear Chronogram Reader:

Mercury enters Virgo, one of the two signs it rules, Friday at 12:44 pm EDT. This brings some stability to our mental processes, but also the potential for perfectionism, criticism and a tendency to try and understand the world -- driven as it is by emotion and belief -- through logic alone. In neighboring Leo, however, we find some balancing energy.

Venus, newly in Leo, is approaching a conjunction to Jupiter (exact Monday at 1:21 am EDT, but in effect now). Venus-Jupiter conjunctions are generally thought to be lucky or beneficial, even if sometimes prone to extravagance or overindulgence. Particularly in Leo, Venus-Jupiter is going to magnify compassion, loyalty and effusiveness -- even to the point of getting caught up in the display of such impulses above and beyond what is thoroughly genuine or necessary.

Virgo and Leo are neighboring signs; as such, they are very different in many ways: Virgo is mutable earth; Leo is fixed fire. Yet at their best, both signs orient quite effectively on serving humanity. (At their worst, pickiness and pride, respectively, can be their undoing.)

So let’s work with them at their best. Can you use the clarity and grounded-ness of mind bestowed by Mercury in Virgo to clearly perceive the big-heartedness (Leo rules the heart) being offered to you, and which you have ample room and ability to offer others? Can you lead with the courageous will and affection Venus and Jupiter in Leo suggest, yet still apply some practical common sense as you offer it to the world?

Bear in mind that Mercury is applying to an opposition with Neptune in Pisces, also exact Monday (at 11:40 pm EDT) and in effect now. Ideally, this could work out as a creative endeavor (possibly a partnership) where you’re able to toggle back and forth between an ideal vision and the logical, practical steps it takes to get there.

But Mercury can be the Trickster, and Neptune is known for its illusions and delusions (it has a “higher octave” of universal love, but in this mundane world of ours, that tends to be the exception rather than the rule in its expression). In other words, watch out for outsized dreams that lack a practical component, and any get-rich-quick schemes.

To paraphrase Louis Pasteur, fortune favors a prepared mind. Idle, fantastical daydreams don’t count as “preparation” in most cases (enjoyable as they are) -- at least not until you identify a starting point on ground level and then get to work.

“Universal love” can be hard to come by on this plane of existence, but you can still access some heart wisdom thanks to the side-by-side interplay of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. As the kids say, just keep it real.

Yours & truly, Amanda Painter

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